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What is the Supreme Law of the Land
What year was the Constitution wrote?
What does the Constitution do?
- 1. Protects basic rights of Americans
- 2. Sets up the Government
- 3. Defines the Government
What is the name given to the Founding Fathers of the Constitution
What are the 3 Branches of Government?
- 1. Executive
- 2. Legislative
- 3. Judicial
What is the name for the first 10 amendments?
The Bill of Rights
What is an Amendment?
A change or an addition to the Constitution
What year was the Bill of Rights ratified?
What does the first Amendment entail?
- Freedom of:
- 1. Religion
- 2. Press
- 3. Petition (against unjust laws)
How many Amendment does the Constitution have?
What year was the 27th Amendment added?
What did the Declaration of Independence do?
- Announced (the U.S. independence from Great Britain)
- Declare (the US. independence from Great Britain)
- States that the U.S. is free from Great Britain
What date was the Declaration of Independence accepted?
July 4, 1776
What are 3 rights in the Declaration of Independence?
- 1. Life
- 2. Liberty
- 3. Pursuit of Happiness
What are the 2 economic systems in the United States?
- 1. Capitalist economy
- 2. Market economy
What is the "Rule of Law"?
- Government must obey the law
- Leaders must obey the law
- Everyone must follow the law
- No one is above the law
What are the 3 Branches of Government?
What are 2 parts of the U.S. Congress?
- 1. The Senate
- 2. The House of Representatives
What power does the Senate have?
It can reject a treaty signed by the President.
What power does the House of Representatives have?
The House of Representatives can introduce a Bill that requires Americans to pay taxes.
How many Senators are there?
100 - Two from each State
How many years does a U.S. Senator get elected?
What is the name of your U.S. Senator?
How many voting members does the House of Represenatatives have?
How many years does a Representative get elected?
What is the name of Representatives that live in the districts?
What does a U.S. Senator represent?
All people of the State
In what month do we vote for the U.S. President?
What number President is Barack Obama?
44th President of the United States
Who is the Vice President of the United States?
Joe Biden - 47th Vice President
If Both the President and Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?
The Speaker of the House - John Boehner
Who signs bills to become Laws?
Who Vetoes Bills?
What factors can overide the President's veto?
If two-thirds of the House of Representative and two-thirds of the Senate vote to pass a bill
Name 5 Cabinet-level positions?
- 1. Secretary of State
- 2. Secretary of Agriculture
- 3. Secretary of Veterans Affairs
- 4. Secretary of Education
- 5. Secretary of Defense
What does the judicial branch do?
- 1. Review Laws
- 2. Explain Laws
- 3. Decides if a law goes against the Constitution
- 4. Dispute Resolution
How many Justices are on the Supreme Court?
Who is the Chief Justice of the United States?
Name 3 powers of the Federal Government?
- 1. Print Money
- 2. Create an Army
- 3. Declare War
Name 3 Powers of the State?
- Provide Protection (Police Department)
- Provide Safety (Fire Department)
- Provide Schooling
Who is the current New York State Govenor?
Name 2 responsibilities for United States citizens
What are the 6 RIGHTS for everyone living in the U.S.?
- 1. Bear Arms
- 2. Epressive Freedom
- 3. Speech
- 4. Worship
- 5. Assemble
- 6. Petition the Government
What year did the Revolutinary War begin?
What were the 13 original States?
- 1. Connecticut
- 2. Delaware
- 3. Maryland
- 4. Massachusetts
- 5. Georgia
- 6. North Carolina
- 7. South Carolina
- 8. New Hampshire
- 9. New York
- 10. New Jersey
- 11. Rhode Island
- 12. Virginia
- 13. Pennsylvania
When was the Constitution written?
What are the 4 wars fought by America in the 1800's?
- 1. War of 1812
- 2. Mexican-American War
- 3. Civil War
- 4. Spanish-American War
What year did Abraham Lincoln issue the "Emancipation Proclamation"?
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